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that is all the time we have left. start your day each weekday morning with fox and friends. see you back here tomorrow night. 'll see you back here, tomorrow night. just got worse. new information tonight and here is a hint, zero on one exchange. can president obama bail himself out of this mess? hit critics are -- his critics are on fire giant who committed the greater fraud? bernie may doff or barack obama? madoff defrauded a few. this is defrauding the entire country. >> he needs to stand up in front of the american people and say i perpetrated a fraud. >> he totally lied. he therefore got his obamacare passed. had congress known this even the democrats would have voted against him jie. i want to -- >> i want to know why we were promised one thing and got
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another. it is a train wreck. >> anybody who has run anything in their lives can see this a mile away. i have never seen anything as poorly run and incompetent. >> the president of the united states lied to the entire country on the most important thing. the health care and their current plan. >> it is a significant distortion to say that hundreds of thousands of people are being canceled. what is actually happening is they are likely going to get a better plan for less money. >> the fact is that the president didn't tell the truth. it turns out not to be true. people keep their insurance policies. >> allen west joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening, greta. it is a pleasure to be with you. >> from all of those sound bites it sounds like the critics are really going heavy handed. i am -- heavy handed on calling him a liar. >> i believe the president did purposely deceive the american people in order for his signature of policy.
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and now we can see truth come to power in the fact that this thing is -- you noy we talked about it before. it is based upon some false premises, and it is not going to be able to sustain itself and it is not ready to be rolled out. the fact you are having so many manners being forced off their private insurance plans to get them to go to these exchanges which are not being el well run and orchestrated, this is a calamity. joy in putting together -- >> in putting together the opening we looked to see if democrats supported the president. it is a holiday in washington today, but we can't even find -- the democrats are silent about what is going on with the exception of debbie wasserman schulz. in light of where we are on this law now, what in the world can the president do to bail himself out and bail the american people out so that those who are harmed are not harmed by it? >> first of all you did see 15
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democratic senators have an impromptu meeting with the president for two hours. basically they called it a crisis in competence. i think right now the president has to take a page from hillary clinton and hit the reset button and go back to the start and say okay, look, this thing is not ready for prime time. let's scrap this. let's start having some bipartisan ship and let's sit down and talk about free market solutions. let's solve the crisis of 4.2 million americans who have lost their private insurance plans. let's see how we can work with the insurance industry and get those things back. >> do you think he will do that or can do that? this is his signature accomplishment. he is very proud of it as president of the united states. the navy seals getting osama bin laden -- it is not like that wasn't huge as well, but he was adamant he was standing behind. do you think he has it in himself to say, look, it is
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not working for a lot of americans. let's put it on hold and see if we can fix it? >> well, the short answer is no. i believe his errogance precludes him from doing that and admitted she wrong and took the wrong approach. we tried to have a government centric health care solution to the problems we see. and the american health care reform act that the republican committee has brought forth, dr. tom price, the republican from georgia has come forward. he is an orthopedic surgeon and so i think the president should listen to him. >> i will tell what you is disturbing about the law. democrats are upset. republicans were always upset, but democrats are upset because the advice tax. they are upset about it. they are upset about individual policies of their constituents that have been canceled since they don't meet the full requirements of obamacare requirements. and they are upset about the website not working. with the exception of the
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website not working -- and of course they are upset over funding too. with the exception of the website not working these problems were evident from day one, but not one of them bothered to read the bill or fully understand it. they signed off on it. i don't have a lot of sympathy. they should have known about these things they spent time looking at the bill. >> debbie wasserman schulz said they are upset because of politics and not policy. republicans are upset because it is bad policy, but the democrats are concerned about what this will do for them. all of those members of the house and those senators up for re-election in 2014, that's the care and concern they have that this thing was going better and they would be all behind it. now they are somewhat like the rats on the titanic seeking to jump off to save their own self-interest.
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>> there was bill -- she is a democrat in the senate where even if it was passed it is absurd. it couldn't possibly work. what she wants is something you can't do. you can't order insurance companies to do what she wants. >> that's her trying to show some type of care and concern. >> she is in trouble. >> absolutely. it is not her caring about policies, just about politics. >> guardian of the republican, new book coming out by you and hitting the shelfs in april. does that mean that a lot of times people write books to give us notice they are running for office again. >> well, it is not so much about running for office again. i will continue to serve this country and that's why i say happy veterans day to my brothers and sisters out there. we took an oath to defend and guard the constitution. we are guardians of this great republic. i want to talk about the early lessons of my life and the lessons of my parents and my philosophy and what i see as
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far as a vision and a way ahead to get us out of this crisis and restore the great republic to the greatness it can be and should be. i think it is so important that we have folks that will layout a strategic plan and blueprint for that to occur. the american people call me back to serve i will be happy to do it. >> happy veterans day because you are a vet. and to those watching we are going to talk about veterans day. congressman, thank you, sir. >> thank you. it is an honor to serve. take care, greta. viewers, if you know someone sick it can be really scary for them with this obamacare uncertainty. the very people who are supposed to get the most help could be in the biggest trouble. mary fallin is here next.
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time is running out for those who need healthut f insurance the most. in many states seriously ill patients are in danger of losing the coverage they have. and it gets worse and scare yes, sir in that they may notit, be able to enroll for new obamacare plans in time. oklahoma is one of those n states. governor mary fallin joins us. hi, governor. gov >> hi, greta.h r >> people in the high risk pool are one thing, but what is going on in oklahoma?
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what is this risk? >> we are worried about those people because they are theey a ones who are the sickest, the s ones who need health insurance coverage the most and the ones who may have cancer, leukemia, diabetes, heart problems and they are in our risk pool as they are in many other states, but as we know the health exchanges haven't they aree way supposed to work. so at the end of this year, december 31st, we have over 850 oklahoma ans in that risk pool. they are at risk of losing their insurance, and they are the ones who need the health insurance coverage the worst because they are the sickest. >> so what are we going to do? what are you going to do? what is the president going to do? i don't know, but something needs to be done, and the administration needs to do something about this particular issue. come december 31st, they's a may not have any coverage at all. it is a federal issue and a lot of people in congress are saying we should delay the implementation of the obame law just because there are so many
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glitches. coming up, but it is a federal issue affecting our states.s >> isn't it more catastrophic than that? they are losing their insurance and they have had cancellations and they have to get back to obamacare and the high risk, am i right? >> you are right and they can't. >> so here is the problem. if they have had their policies canceled, they are very sick. they are in the high risk. they are up against a deadline. they can't get the insurance.ac. we are really squeezing theseque people. p >> that's right. it is thee pe people who don't need to beo be squeezed because they are already ill and needing health care coverage right now and it r is an unfortunatece c circumstance. my hope is the administrationit will do's something about this. >> what?e >> i want them to delay the
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implementation. >> even if they delay thehem implementation, a lot of them the gotten out of policies to begin with. you know the old policy we president want you to sell it to a person who is high risk and they don't want those people. they don't want the high risk ones. >> that's exactly right. that's why the health care law has been such a mess. the president promised these people if they liked theirif health insurance and they can keep their doctor and their th premiums would go down. all of those things haven't worked out. >> one other note and there is e good news. the feeding oklahoma food drive. g your goal was 1.4 million a meals and according to -- i was doing a lot of research on you and on your program, but the state of oklahoma and your
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feeding oklahoma food drive2.9ho millionma meals to feed oklahoma. >> thank you, yes it was.kn this was a very challenging time when you go to thanksgiving and the holiday season and christmastime and people want to be with their family. this is my fourth year to do a feeding oklahoma food drive and it is one of the ways i can give back and i am thrilled with the results. dif there are foundations andcomp organizations and people whozati donated food.ion 2.9 million meals is a lot ofthn meals. >> it is indeed a lot of meals. a lot of students are around a the country and want to help people all the time and not just at the time of theknow holidays. i know you were hit badly with the tornado. i thought i would give uh shout out for that. >> thank you,yong i appreciate it. >> and president obama is making another promise to the
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american people saying he will helpng fix the problem with the canceled insurance. kee >> what in the world will he do? how can he keep the promise in light of where we are. that's next.
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what would you do if a convicted felon showed up at your door demanding money.coll they had to think quickly when it happened to them. they tried to barge into the student's gonzaga apartment.an that's when one of the go students pulled out a gun. police arrested him soon after, but the criminal is not the only one in trouble. the students are on you have the probation and could face disciplinary action. they violated a policy for university owned housing. so now you be the judge. should the college students be punished for having a gun or not?
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go to greta wire.com right now and vote in our poll. coming up, should a top tech official take time out from fixing health care .gov before testifying in congress?test that's the fight right now on capitol hill. the latest coming up.
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president obama is now insisting his administration will do everything it can to herb americans with canceledk ab -- to help americans with canceled insurance plans. think about it. like what? do they have options to fix this mess? i believe a president wouldons? want to fix this, but what?w. and there is problem. the fix can't do it. tho
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those plans are gone. you actually they'd a law to fix this. if you had a plan that the insurance company dumped say for d the high risk approval iik talked with. first of all the government cannot changing the lawsin order to the insurance company to put that back in the fact. secondly the insurance company will not voluntarily do that vol because they don't want to putg the plan on the table that some high risk person will be with the high risk. >> furthermore there are millions of people who haven'tpe had their plans canceled. if you pass a law like ron johnson's bill to issue these new plans and gave them the option they would have a lote of insurers who would want to continue to sell these policies.ie >> i don't buy it.t i tell you, i think theranc insurance companies were happy to get out of a lot of these policies.
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happy to get out of them.e on the ones whenner they have to pay out more medical bills. >> they are regulated at the state level, but they are notin doing it for charity. that's the real issue.have you would need the stateom commissionersmi.me i would say that at the state level action.st you have to have the statesrdin take extraordinary measures and pass laws there and let them waive these regulations and then they have the question whether the insurers have the time to reconfigure the insurers and give thesed people time to figure outdo i want to have them on the plan? it is a huge mess for the millions of people losing their plan on january 1st. it is a complete disaster. >> they are losing on january 1st. what you areri describing will take a year, two years, three years to do, right? >> it would take months, i don't think years. there are people that will lose their plans, february all
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the way through december of next year. you can renew your plan and for some people there is hope if you pass this law. >> i will tell you there is people little hope for, the people canceled and they areled in the middle of a regimen ofheo a program.nari they will have to wait months. >> it is looking like a disaster. there is nodi way to spin that. >> and you know what even senator mary landrews billsura will offer current individual plans. that is one of the silliest to things i have ever heard. and it is the states that regulateth it and not the federal. in what in the world she f introduced that for is beyond me. >> i spoke with senator ronn johnson and his plan would allow people -- >> allow. >> yes. he says i don't want to mislead anyone and say, oh,ca they can turn onn a dime and reissue these plans.ja
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for a lot of people that's not going to happen.ing what he is trying to do is give them the chance. you might as well try, at least try. >> and insurance companies areut in business. they are not charities. thank you. >> thank you.they >> and coming up, a doctor who is not only losing a plan, but more.
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now get ready to speed read your way through they to news.eorg the aircraft carrier is getting ready to go to the philippines it will bringnd food, water and supplies to the typhoon-ravaged area. it is expected to arrive in the next 78 hours. they are already on the ground with supplies, but the killer storm is leaving many roadse ki impassable. the country's president declaring a state of national calamity. the government says 9 million people devastated and 10,000 feared dead. hundreds of thousands are
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homeless and tonight more bad news for the philippines. another tropical storm is headed their way. also tonight several deaths from typhoon haiyan are reported in vietnam. back here in the united states, mitt romney has a new mission.has romney is working on bringing the olympics to boston in 2024. he is acting as an advisor exploring the olympic bid. you recommend governor romneyla waske a committee president and he tells the "boston globe," boston would be a fantastic place for the summer games. last week we told about you a middle school coach who was fired for planning a team party at hooters. over the week end the party happened and we have the video.lini hooters waitresses lining upball to cheer for the players as they arrived. hooters paid for the party and donated to the sports program. that's tonight's speed read. and a war is breaking out hr in washington..
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the house oversight committee chair darrell issa is taking no prisoners. it is one of the top officials working to fix health care .gov. he is demanding chairman issa withdraw the subpoena. nice to see you, elise. who has been subpoenaed and thi why? >> it is the chief technology officer of the united states working in the white house and he has been enlisted to fixng the struggling health carry enrollment site.of he is t one of the main peoplee working to resolve this effort. >> i thought his boss where the buck stops was secretaryeo sebelius. >> are you right on both counts. bringing all of the talentt th they have to the table for this. he has done billions of dollars of work. they really trust him. it. they think he will be great. his colleagues have praisedll him, but now darrell issa saystl
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he needs to tell them what is. going on.do initially he refused to say that. >> when was he tasked to fix the site. >> i believe the beginning of october. as soon as they found out all of these problems wer happening that's when they brought the team in. >> and they can't find two hours where they can relievebe this guy to testify? >> that's what they are saying. it would be too disruptive to fix the website to not only hil testify on capitol hill but to o preparebv their testimony. they don't just show up, but they are coached on how to answer. >> if he wasor working on thisut for h six weeks it it should be in the back of his mind. >> i think it is a little bit hard to believe that a couple of hours can't be spared for an official.ci i am not on then side of the repairs, but at the same time it is an important hearing. darrell issa's first asan. oversight committee.ow u >> this is what i don't get, preparation time. have i done bazillion
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depositions in my life. you want to prepare somebody not steeped in it. i if he lass been the one very involved he would have it on the top of the head. if he didn't know the answer he could say i will get it to h you or dispatch somebody to go get it. >> he was involved in the repair effort. the other people they called to testify was involved in constructing the site. >> but he is the only one resisting the subpoena?ouse >> that's right. >> his wife said we are happy towe reschedule, but as long as the november 30th deadline has passed and his time is more freed. but the white thousands and darrell issa don't get along. that's the bottom line. it is a spat and caused another spat with congressional democrats andhe s they say let this guy work. now there is a campaign t that says let todd work.>> d >> does todd work on weekends? >> i can imagine they do.the >> they are shutdown for maintenance so maybe they arence
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doing it over the weekend.he maybe he has the weekend free. >> we hope so. there are some working around the clock and apparently at no pay. >> why is it so urgent that issa come before november 30th? darrell issa's big chance to look at the rollout in depth.k >>at can he look at it on december 1st? >> he can, but he wants the answers now. darrell issa3handled it well. he has been leaking documents throughout weeks. memos and meeting notes thatetin us in the media notes areed interested in because theyht o shed light on the amount of chaos surrounding this in the first week of october. >> i take it we weren't getting the documents through transparency of the administration. >> apparently they gave them to congress. but he hadeght to issue another subpoena for helping kathleenose sebelius to get the documents in advance. >> nice to see you. >> thanks, greta.reta and obamacare is causing
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unthinkable problems for doctors, themselves, their employeeseeseesees and theiroins patients. good evening.ta. >> good evening, greta.nsur >> as i understand it, you have lost your health insurance? >> our group health plan haslan been canceled as of about a month ago. >> you have a number of employees and you pry -- youon provide health insurance for them. have you attempted to go to the website to see if there is w an insurance you can getha for them and what the cost would be?ng >> right now we are waiting on our broker to get back withhave us. she is supposed to have figures by the first of the week. the only time i went on theou website to check it out it was down. you >> what is this doing to your practice? >> the employees are concerned just like the other millions of americans that are uncertain about their health insurance as it has been canceled as ours has.
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we are just waiting to see what kind of premiums are going to be. h i have been providing health care insurance for my employees for 30 years and i would like to continue doingt. that. sti >> what about your patience? have you been tossed out of the the network and can they go on an exchange to see you?ou? >> right now everybody has their insurance until the end of the year. it is not affecting me at this point. we can't find our name and we have no idea how to get on it and nobody has contacted us about that and we are looking into that right now. >> how many patients, what areht the number of patients that involve people that are looking to find you on the exchange and can't at this point?oint >> for our entire practice there are six providers anders that is thousands of people that are looking.u >> are you a little panicked? an
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are you making calls saying i am a doctor and not a business person? i would like to take care of patients and not sitting on hold on a health care hold line? >> we are doing everything we can to try and contact the state exchange to find outing what is going on.sive they are not really responsive and we have not been given information to imine with. to begin with. they have enforced thes regulations with obamacare ass far as the electronic health records. >> i know there is a major headache right now and it ist terrifying to a lot of people who had their insurancein canceled.m overall do you have optimism for obamacare, or do you think it would be better to scrap and start all over or what is your thought on it.ike i would like to scrap it and start all over. i believe anything that is not patient-doctor centered will go toward the bettering of the
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health care people. when government gets involvedtht as we have seen with this's rollout, it is inefficient and it will be way more costlye than it could have been. and i think there are good ideas that other people havett on reforming health care that are farber than we are right now. >> i always thought there would bere more discussion when developing a program and theypig talk more to doctors and patients than to business people and insurance andsura politicians.ter you might be better in terms of how we treat people and take care of them. >> i want to say happy veterans day to my brother pat and all of the other veteransut out there. >> happy veterans day to your brother and everybody else. and straight ahead, something is terribly wrong som and the state is promising to build one of the best exchanges in the nation. it doesn't have a single enrollment. that's next. and bill cosby is finally eangs the question america is asking for decades. you will hear from bill cosby
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coming up.
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okay, everyone. it is time to hash it out. team tebow news. nfl quarterback tim tebow is considering a career in college broadcasting.w h he hired a broadcast agent to scope out tv jobs, but tebow is not giving up on his football career, not just yet. he isented in landing an nfl
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gig. he was released fretted new england patriots earlier this ti year. and bill cosby answers the burning question. tmz tweeting "bill cosby reveals his favorite kind of jello. they started yellow ads forje decades, but is he is fan of the dessert?rt. >> is jello pudding thatdo good? do you still eat it?s. >> yes. >> what is your favorite kind? >> chocolate.here >> there you have it. and the u.s. postal service getting help from ane "t unexpected ally. amazon delivered on sunday using postal service fleet just in time for the holidayt shopping season. ifo the postal service will ship pack cemgs on sunday at no extra charge. the sunday service is offered i in los angeles and new york city and will expand on other parts of the country next year. officials hope the partnership will help the strugglingl postal service. and this is not your average tattoo. time tweeting, the l the neck tattoo won't improve your dating life. the mobility division
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following a patent for the bizarre tattoo. it is not a permanent ink tattoo, but a tattoo thatic t sticks to your skin. it included an embedded con microphone that connects to a device. and thieves on the lamb after stealing 160 sheep. the case of the missing sheep stumps police in england. authorities say the sheep weregn stolen sometime between sunday and monday and the thieves would have needed a large vehicle to pull off the heist. and now a health care exchange with zero enrollment. that's right, zero. that story is next.
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all right, let's go off the record for a minute. what's going on? we have gone from what was ourmh
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favorite national sport,at baseball, to it being poisoned by steroids. it is horrible. college football, another favorite and one of the mostra favorite franchises penn state is scared. the sex abuse charges wered. ignored. and now the nfl, are they ruining it? the nation has loved football. i love football, but the nfl is looking bad.rmer tightened aaron hernandez in jail on a murder charge and of m course the nfl knew he was trouble long before the restthe of us. us. a history of violence and run ins with police. and there are lots of other ins.rs with run and now the nfl involved in a scandal in dolphins' locker room. it is. very painful. here is shannon sharp talking about the use of racial slurs. wrong and they didn't allow richie incognito to say this racially charged word in an open locker room and go unchecked.
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that's unacceptable. i'm embarrassed for -- because if he said that to jonathan martin, he didn't only say it he is talking to you too because if you are black, you know what that word means. >> >> i'm sure you all have a sue on this current controversy and i know some of you non-african-americans think african-americans say it to each other so it must be okay. it's not. it's not okay. it's mean, it's degrading and you know what? african-americans should stop saying it, too. and hip hop artists should stop using it in song lyrics, it's not funny and not clever. it fuels the nonminority idiot ignorant of history is thinking it's okay to say it it's not. it's wrong no matter who is saying it and when. that's my off-the-record comment tonight. if you have an important story or issue you think i should take off-the-record go to gretawire.com and tell us about it. listen to this, if you thought the owe federal
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obamacare web site was a mess. , it is and has low enrollment, it has. you will be stunned to hear exchange even worse. oregon healthcare exchange has not enrolled a single person. a.p. reporter jonathan cooper is here with more. jonathan, is that correct? not a single person? >> that's correct. >> what happened? what's going on in oregon? >> well, they set the bar really high. they tried to do -- they thought they were going to get one of the nation's biggest and best exchanges and didn't have enough time to pull it off. so right now the online enrollment system doesn't even -- it's not even launched if you go to their web site, it's not there. and that's because they say that it can't accurately determine whether you are eligible for medicaid, children's health insurance program, how much tax credit you are eligible for. especially in complex family situations. they say they're not going to launch it until it can work properly. >> how can they not have enough time? i mean, you know, they have
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had, what, three and a half years? that's the first thing. secondly, if it is such a disaster. did they november hhs, sebelius, saying, you know, let's put the breaks on it because we have the state exchange and we prom missed the people of oregon and it's an abject failure. >> they -- the exchange had a risk consultant that issued monthly reports and, you know, going back at least a year of the consultant was saying that it's a real danger that october 1st isn't going to happen. and they stuck with it. you know, they said that if -- it will be worth the extra headaches i guess to get this extra functionality. they want to, you know, they think that in the end if they -- it will be worth the wait. >> you say they stuck with it. who is the they, number one? who is the one behind that and secondly, you are running up against a deadline in terms of
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insurance. so, you know, i don't know why they didn't listen to their risk consultant. i don't know why they bothered to pay risk consultant if they are not going to pay attention to them. >> they being the leaders of the health insurance exchange. and you can still -- the online system doesn't work. so they have told everybody that wants to sign up to fill out these paperions. they are 19 pages long. they ask a ton of questions about family background and income and then you have to mail that in and then a person human by hand they have hired 400 extra workers to help out, going through these by hand and trying to do the calculations to find out what you are qualify for as they mail that back to you. then you can kind of use that information to decide what you want. you mail it back. it's a multiweek process instead of the one hour or so that it would take, you know, to go on the web site and go through it like travelocity as it was. >> assuming beings of
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course, of course the one hour to would take assuming it would work but it doesn't. jonathan, thank you and good luck in oregon. i hope you can get it working. having zero is pretty bad. thank you, jonathan. >> thank you. >> and coming up, america's salute to veterans. but many veterans finding a whole new battle when they come home to the united states. you are going to hear from them coming up you. of course, don't foregoat watch hannity tonight. former governor sarah palin is his guest. that's 10:00
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>> the airmen the year 1944, the country -- kentucky. my first time seeing so many black military officers being from the south and not having ever seen a black military officer. so i knew this was a very unusual type of organization as i learned many many years later about the accomplishment of the tuskegee airmen. so i'm just proud. >> that one of the very proud tuskegee airmen. one of the first african-american pilots flying in world war ii. the nation paying tribute to them and all our veterans on veterans day.
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one of the best ways to honor them is to help veterans find work when they come home. griff general cibs spoke to many of them. >> my name is joanne joanna. and i served two tours to iraq. i was stationed at fort hood, texas. and, yeah. first deployment baghdad and second was kirkuk, the northern province. >> and after two years since retiring from the army, she is still finding it difficult to get work. >> well, without exaggerating i think i have filled out about 35 job applications. sent them out and haven't got any calls for any interviews. i have gone to the veterans affairs office and they told me that right now the hiring freeze, you know, there is not much they could do. so they told me flat out, you know, it's just really hard. >> how long have you been looking? >> since a year now. unfortunately joanna isn't
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alone. after serving in the military for 13 years, jerry joined national guard because he was finding it hard to get by. he says it's just tough out there right now. >> my experience was it was just kind of hard to make it in montgomery county without -- you know, it's just expensive to live there and with the national guard it subsidizing a little bit of my income so that i can make it from month to month. so you got out in 2000. i radio tired. you got into national guard. how hard is the job market out there right now. >> it's kind of hard. just especially for soldiers that are -- who are going to school and then soldiers that have families because, i mean, the pay is okay. but just finding a steady job that pays the bills is
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just very hard i went through driving a tow truck, working at temp agencies until i found a job pays the bills but i'm still living check to check. >> brenda lutz, an army sergeant who served in iraq was able to find work after five months on the job market. she also thinks many veterans are struggling. >> what was more frustrating for me is that i had sormdz that didn't have the skills or support network that i had when i came back. i already had a bachelor's degree going into the military. i had that working for me when i left the military. and then now i have a masters plus professional experiences. but i have soldiers that i used to work with who are now leaving the military. they don't have that background and so they are trying to find the guidance and aren't receiving it as they should. i know that the va is trying to improve helping veterans
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translate their skills from the military to the civilian world, but i think that's one difficulty for veterans. another difficulty for veterans right now is there is already a high unemployment rate, so there is a competition level. but then on top of that, they spent the last decade of their life in a certain skill or a certain environment, certain job, and now that's finished so what do we do now? and we have to figure out a fitch or a -- niche or a way to personal skills. it takes time to do that translation of skills into the work place. >> employers should consider hiring veterans. >> i will say hiring a veteran is wonderful because they have a certain work ethic and a support system and belief in themselves because of the training they have received through the military that can help them succeed in any task that they are put on. >> and on this veterans day
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we want to take a moment to salute all current and former members of the u.s. military for their brave service to our country. and special thanks also to their families for holding down the fort here at home. welcome to "red eye. tonight -- >> tonight on "red eye." >> spider people. dangerous freaks or the next stage of human evolution? and does president obama think americans are playing too much volleyball? >> the president has made clear that that circumstance is unacceptable to him. >> and finally the statue of liberty. is this national landmark really a see cruel -- a secret headquarters? none of these stories tonight on "red eye." >> let's welcome our guest. i am here with the tiny, but terrible dane gnaw paw -- dana perino. oh look it is tv's andy levy. and patrick milsap and next to

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